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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

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Official photo

Travis County prosecutors formally dropped their case against Democratic State Rep. Dawnna Dukes Monday. 

Kaufman ISD
Kaufman ISD

Two Kaufman High School students have been charged in an alleged planned school shooting.

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KETR Photo

The Paris Economic Development Corporation has approved a $400,000 investment in the Campbell Soup Co. facility in the city. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation has started looking into finalizing funding that would put North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin Field in Grayson County under FAA control. 

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from DCC video

On Thursday morning the Dallas Chamber of Commerce uploaded a video to its YouTube page designed to lure online retailer Amazon to build its second headquarters in the Metroplex. 

Texas Education Agency
Texas Education Agency

A higher percentage of students from Northeast Texas finished college than students statewide. That’s according to data put together by the Texas Tribune, which looked at graduation rates among 300,000 public school students who completed 8th grade in 2005. Statewide, 21 percent of those students have graduated from college by now. Ten of the 11 counties comprising Northeast Texas exceeded that average. Hunt County was the only one to come in below the state average.

Collin County Sheriff's Office
Collin County Sheriff's Office

For the past 20 years, inmates photographed at the Collin County Detention Facility had to drape a towel around their shoulders before the shutter snapped. The measure was a way to hide distinguishing marks – tattoos, birthmarks, or anything else – below the neck.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

Former Texas A&M University football coach Gene Stallings is said to be recovering well from a heart problem that sent him to the hospital in Alabama last week. 

TV station KTXD in Greenville has been sold by London Broadcasting.

Rural Texas is increasingly shifting away from working land and into residential and commercial subdivisions, and the people working the remaining rural lands are changing as well. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some rain this week, drought conditions have returned to Northeast Texas. The latest report from the Texas Water Development Board shows abnormally dry conditions returned to the entire northeastern corner of the state over the past week.

The City of Savoy will get nearly $2.8 million from The Texas Water Development Board to finance upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant. The TWDB announced the loan Thursday.

According to the board, Savoy is expected to save $611,000 over the life of the loan. 

Collin County is taking an unusual approach to combating domestic violence -- through hair stylists.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

One day after learning that a New Jersey-based food manufacturing company will bring as many as 125 jobs to the City of Greenville, the city learned that a Wisconsin-based chicken processing company is planning to bring as many as 800 jobs.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

Almost five months after an outbreak of cyclospora parasites started making Texans sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still don’t know exactly why. 

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